Conference about Venezuela is presented at the South African Book Fair
As part of the programming of the Jozi Book Fair, which takes place in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa; Vice-minister of Identity and Cultural Diversity of the People’s Power Ministry for Culture, Alejandro López, participated this Sunday with the conference “Culture and Resistance of the 21st Century”, in which he presented the recovery of national history, the recognition of cultural diversity and dignity of the creators and artists as unquestionable achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.
He indicated in his presentation that this cultural policy of the Bolivarian Government has allowed to consolidate identity as a sovereign and independent nation and face the aggressions of US imperialism.
Also, Diego Sequera, a political analyst and also a member of the Venezuelan delegation that participates in the international bibliographic exhibition, explained how the cultural expressions have managed to unite the Venezuelan people in times of crisis.
The Venezuelan speakers were accompanied on the panel by Lindsey Collen, renowned poet, writer and activist from Mauritania, who detailed about the Jozi Book Fair, organized by Khanya College, a social organization responsible for working with young people of poor communities from Johannesburg.
In the development of the event, the Venezuelan delegation, which also integrates Lídice Altuve, director of Culture and Solidarity of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, has discussed and shared impressions in the cultural area with the poets Wally Serote and Uncle James, and the Organizer of the literary fair, Mary Van Dier, coordinator of the Khanya College (Education for liberation), among other exponents of the arts and culture of the African country.
This year the 11th edition of the fair is held, which has as its main objective to promote the reading and it’s dedicated to literature and the press.
During four days, conferences have been held about South African literature and its different expressions; interactive activities aimed at bringing children and young people closer to literature and poetry, and promoting writing in them.